If we are a community who believes the good news about Jesus, we will be a people who go to Him again and again on behalf of one another. Is this happening? Do we even know how to pray for each other? If not, why not?
You play a vital role in building the community of God's people and expanding that community to reach neighbors and every nation! How has God uniquely created, called, and gifted you for this? How do you really walk that out in faith?
In His final words, Jesus said, "go and make disciples." So, His followers worked together, imitated His pattern, and saw the gospel spread far beyond Jerusalem. If we teamed up for the sake of training disciples, how far could God take it this time?
A people truly amazed by grace will share it. It permeates their conversations with one another, and with those who haven't yet heard the gospel. And as they embrace the awesome privilege of sharing, incredible things happen. So, are we amazed?
The gospel changes perceptions about who is in or out of our group. What if it transformed us as a community to think of "the other" as neighbors and to labor together for their justice and flourishing?
God said to his people in both the Old and New Testaments, "Be holy, for I am holy." What if being collectively committed to holiness actually made us more loving and merciful to others? What if holiness is more and better than we ever imagined?
The videos Garrett used at the beginning of his talk were not included due to copyright restrictions. If you would like to see them, please use the links below.